Interior Structure of the Hebrew Alphabet

Explorations in the 22 Autiot-Yassod
HyperText Hebrew Alphabet

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Eleven letters of the Hebrew alphabet contribute to the meaning or structuration of the other letters; eleven do not. Eleven letters contribute thirty-four components to twenty-two letters; three of the eleven also contribute to themselves. 22 + 34 + 3 = 59 letters in the minimally structured Hebrew alphabet, vs. 71 for the simple full expansions of the letters with Hay singular and Aleph non-contributing.

Qualifiying and Non-Qualifying Autiot
200 100 90 70 60 9 8 7 3 2 1
20 19 18 16 15 9 8 7 3 2 1
Structural Non-Participants
400 300 80 50 40 30 20 10 6 5 4
22 21 17 14 13 12 11 10 6 5 4
Structural Participants
Letters with Life in Them
22 Autiot Yassod + Finals
Archetpal | Existential | Sub-level
Ten letters of the base alphabet have either Archetypal life, Hay/5, or Existential life, Noun/50 in them, either directly in their spellings or as a component of a component letter. Archetypal life appears directly only in Phay-Hay. Existential life is a component of Zayn, Noun, Ayn and Sheen and appears in every row of the seventh column (with final Noun). Aleph, Kaf, Sammekh and Qof all contain Phay, which contains archetypal life in its unstructured depths.

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
12 15 18
3x4 3x5 3x6
45 = 5x9 = 4+5=9

The first nine letters is life (Hay/5) repeated nine times in multiples of three.

3x5 3x4 3x5 3x6 3x5
3x2 1 2 3 6
3x5 4 5 6 15
3x8 7 8 9 24
15 12 15 18 15

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
45+10=55 = 5+5=10=1

The first nine plus the tenth, Yod, bring life into existence: its sign is that life is doubled, one for the contained and one for the container. The double life is one in its roots.

40 4 1
Gematria: 45

Adam, the archetype of Man, is the total of the first nine letters, the seeds of the whole alphabet.

Three Mothers, Seven Doubles, Twelve Elementals
Aleph Bayt Ghimmel Dallet Hay Vav Zayn Hayt Tayt
Yod Kaf Lammed Mem Noun Sammekh Ayn Pay Tsadde
Qof Raysh Sheen Tav
Letter: Simple Double Mother

Ten Sefirot of Nothingness plus twenty two [foundations] letters: Three Mothers, Seven Doubles, and Twelve Elementals.     Sepher Yetsira 1:2 (trans.,Scholem)
Elemental is not really the right word. Suares uses the more common "simple." "The simple letters are simple because they cannot be double." "Elemental" steals from the elemental nature of the three mothers, Aleph, Mem, Sheen: Air, Water, Fire.

The division of the Hebrew alphabet into three, seven and twelve letters is represented in the figure of the Cube of Space, where the axes are the Mothers, the faces the Doubles, and the edges the Simple letters. The significance of the geometry is that the axes meet within us, the faces pass through our bodies, and the edges define the boundaries of our (outer) experience.

Autiot Gematria by Class
3 Mothers 341
3   9
3   300
1   400
7 Doubles   709
6   45
6   400
12 Simples   445
22 Autiot   1495

The three Mothers: the Breath of God (Sheen) in biological resistances (Mem) gives rise to Aleph. Sheen-Mem-Aleph is Shem-Aleph, the name Aleph.

The seven Doubles: the first three, all on the archetypal level, form the primary cell or structure (9) for Aleph; the second three, two on the existential level and one on the cosmic, actualize the Breath of God (Sheen, 300); the last letter, Tav, is the cosmic-level pole of resistance to Aleph. Together, they total 709, a cell (9) for cosmic indetermination (700).

Just as Beit-Ghimel-Dalet contains the inner seed which totals 9, and with Aleph, 10, the sequential simple letters Hay through Yod total 45, the sum of the first nine and the sum of Adam. The first six simple letters are the signs Aries through Yod, all below the horizon of objective experience. The last six, Lammed through Qof, are the signs of objective experience, and total 400. Together they total 445, Adam in a state of cosmic resistance.

When you add them all together, you get 1495: cosmic Aleph (1000) -- Tav (400) -- Tsadde (90, existent formation) -- Hay (5, archetypal life). The alphabet as a whole, the whole Aleph-Tav, is a living structure of cosmic consciousness. 1+4+9+5=19=10=1.